Cliffwood beach, NJ
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Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2005 8:09 pm
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Hardy Sauromatum?
> >I was given a Sauromatum by a friend in Columbus, OH that is
> >hardy on Canton, OH (z5b). It blooms every year, sets seeds and
> >religiously. Can anyone tell me what it is?
> Probably just the same Typhonium venosum, as it is now called.
> >The leaf is large, about 3' tall and it really spirals from the
> >center to the edges. I don't know if it has reseeded itself as I
> >only there a couple weeks at a time. I have thought about
> >the seeds but I haven't.
> Typhonium venosum is one of those plants which offsets or pups so
> freely that it is hardly worth the bother of harvesting and
> germinating seeds unless you have some specific reason for doing so.
> My experience with this plant, which has only overwintered for me
> once here in Milwaukee, is that it is hardy in the ground to about
> or +5 degrees F. Siting next to a building or additional mulch
> probably gain you another 10 or 15 degrees lower in temp.
> Don Martinson
> Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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